My baby is turning to 6mo soon. Pure breastmilk for 5 months. What kind of solid food will you prepare for 6 month old baby? Any recipe can share?
If your 6 month – 8 month old baby is just starting solids at this stage, start slowly, preparing a very small amount of whatever food you have chosen to begin with. Nurse or bottle feed your baby first and then offer your little one solids. It’s important to remember that baby’s milk continues to be more important than solids at this age – don’t worry when baby won’t eat more than a few bites. AGE & STAGE – 6 months to 8 months oldThe AAP recommends that an infant not be started on solid foods until after 6 months of age. Many pediatricians still start babies on solids around 4 months of age. This chart accommodates all ages and stages up to 12 months. CEREALS Try mixing together the grains that your baby has had without any reaction(s) – Brown Rice and Oatmeal with Pear Sauce for example. FRUITS Begin making your own fruit combinations once baby has had several fruits without any reaction(s). After 8 months old – you may wish to try offering raw ripe fruits. Soft cooked fruits make for great beginner Baby Finger Foods; Learn about Introducing Baby Finger Foods. VEGGIES Veggie combinations are great to offer now. Ensure that all veggies have been previously offered without any reaction(s) prior to mixing & matching. After 8 months old – you may wish to try offering soft cooked veggies in dices or tiny chunks and bits. Soft cooked veggies make for great beginner Baby Finger Foods. PROTEIN Once your baby has reached 8 months old, try offering tofu finger cubes dusted with Cheerio “dust” or other cereal “dust”. Many pediatricians are now recommending Meats as first foods due to the Iron content – ask your pediatrician. DAIRY Around 8 months old, you should be able to offer plain whole milk yogurt and mild cheeses to your baby. Many pediatricians even suggest yogurt as a great first food as early as 6 months of age. Mix some yogurt with a favorite fruit puree for a breakfast offering. Visit our Offering Your Baby Yogurt page for more information on introducing Yogurt and Cheese.Read more
You can start with simple and basic food like oatmeal or rice cereal. You can also puree carrots, peaches, apples or sweet potatoes. Some parents also try softer fruits like banana. Try a different mixture of tastes and textures. Here is a list for your reference: (taken from http://sg.theasianparent.com/baby-food-basics/) - Avacado: Avocados are full of essential fats and nutrients for your little one, including vitamins A, C, niacin and folate; and the minerals potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and calcium. - Pears: Containing vitamins A, C and folate, and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, pears are an ideal first food for your baby. - Sweet potato: This vibrant orange yam is a super-food and is chock-full of vitamins such as vitamins A, C and folate, and minerals like potassium, selenium, magnesium and calcium. - Pumpkin: A strong favourite with babies, pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A and beta carotene, and is also a great source of potassium, protein and iron. - Banana: Another popular first food choice for babies, bananas contain vitamins A, C and folate, and minerals like potassium, selenium, magnesium and calcium. Here’s another great article that touches on preparing for the process of introducing solid food to your baby: http://sg.theasianparent.com/introducing-solid-food-to-your-baby-in-4-easy-steps/Read more
Many pediatric resources are acknowledging the fact that avocado, banana and sweet potato make great first foods for baby. If you decide to make homemade baby cereal, make it with brown rice (organic if preferred). Whole grains are more healthy and nutritious for your baby (and for the whole family). You may try mixing breast milk with any first food to make it more smooth for the baby to consumeRead more
So my baby just turned 6-months last Sunday. We asked the pedia if we can feed her potato and she said yes we can but avoid putting any salt in it. At first, your baby will not really eat it. The baby will just play on the food. But day by day, your baby will learn to eat.
you can take fruits and vegetables. In india, after six month people start to give "Dal Rice". But whatever you prefer to give, give less at initial stage.
I start with banana and clear soup from 6 - 8 months then i slowly fed my daughter with blended vegetable with soup.